'A Summer in Sapa' is about the four months that Bridget March spent in the distant market town of Sapa. This book is an adaptation of her original sketchbook which she used in Sapa for four months after being invited by a stranger to come and visit the mountains. She was moved by the children she met, by the warm people of the ethnic minorities and the talented artists of Sapa. The people she met on this journey taught her so much about about love, laughter, life and painting.
The book starts with her departure from Hanoi and follows her journey through the small town where the Black H'mong women are full of questions and the Red Dzao are quick to make friends. Bridget beautifully illustrates the magnificent Moung Hoa valley, the harvest and lantern festival in Sapa and also gives snippets of stories and history, hand written and taken from her own personal sketchbook, making A Summer in Sapa a very intimate read.
The text is in English and also in Vietnamese
"A Summer in Sapa' is for anyone who loves the mountains or is contemplating a trip to discover the 'other Vietnam' for themselves. It is not a guide book, but makes an excellent travel companion with its stories, insights and snippets of history."